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Presidential Election In Kyrgyzstan Scheduled For November 19, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 17:34

The elections of the next president of Kyrgyzstan will be held on November 19, 2017, in accordance with the national legislation of the country. This became known after the meeting of President Almazbek Atambayev with Chairperson of the Central Commission for Elections and Referenda Nurjan Shayldabekovoy. According to the press service of the Kyrgyz President, the Head of the Central Election Commission informed him about the ongoing activities of her department, and the measures taken to further improve the national electoral system.

 

According to Almazbek Atambayev, during the nine months before the presidential election, it will be necessary to eliminate all the shortcomings and deficiencies identified in the activities of election commissions. “Only a free and fair free election ensures the legitimacy of the power and stability in the country,” the head of state said.

 

Three local candidates have already announced their intentions to take part in the presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan. They are: the former Prime Minister and leader of the party “Ak Shumkar” Temir Sariev; the former prime minister and head of the parliamentary fraction “Respublika – Ata-Jurt” Omurbek Babanov; the former Minister of Emergency Situations and head of the party “Onuguu-Progress” Bakyt Torobaev.

 

In accordance with the legislation of Kyrgyzstan, acting President Almazbek Atambayev has no right to re-nominate his candidacy in the upcoming elections in November. Atambayev has been the President for almost six years. He has repeatedly said that he is no longer going to run for the highest office in the state, and does not intend to qualify for such positions as prime minister or parliament speaker.



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